Post title: Zen, Part Three--from "Dao Bums" (edited)
(Dec 10 2017 at 04:58 PM)
"What in the world does the 'cessation of happiness apart from equanimity' mean--that happiness ends when equanimity does? And what does that have to do with just letting yourself breath?"
The equanimity referred to is equanimity with respect to the multiplicity of the senses. So the cessation of happiness apart from equ
Post title: Zen (and Mindfulness), Part Two--from "Dao Bums" (edited)
(Nov 26 2017 at 10:35 PM)
I should mention that although the one-pointedness I experience in the location of my awareness occurs as a necessity of breath, there is a feeling of well-being.
There's a description in the Pali Canon of two "cessations" that I think summarize how a feeling of well-being can arise in connection with a necessity of breath: they are, "the cessation of ease apart from equanimity
Post title: Zen (and Mindfulness), Part One--from "Dao Bums"
(Nov 19 2017 at 02:32 PM)
(On November 12, 2016, Adia said)
I am sitting, experiencing stress and pain, is that normal?
(On 11 7 2017, Mark said:)
There's a trick to being really good at sitting zazen, especially in the lotus: be born to a father who is the abbott of a Zen monastery in Japan, learn oriyoki at age three, and wrestle with your brothers in the lo
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